You have to love these Rangers. With their backs to the wall they become this other team – this unbeatable champion team.
Faced once again with elimination in game 6 – they rose up and bombed the Lighting for seven goals and catapulted the series into game seven.
The Rangers led 2-0 and eventually 2-1 in the first. Brassard and Yandle getting the tallys.
The second was ominously goal-less.
Then the third. A goal by J. T. Miller. Then James Sheppard. Then Derek Brassard (again). (Then the Lightning). The Mr. Rick Nash! And finally the Hat Trick for Brassard and it was 7-3.
And so our hockey season lives on. We’re back to game seven at the Garden. And all we have to do is earn a 4 game split at home. The Road Warrior Rangers have won 2 of 3 in Tampa. We need that 2nd home win to move on to the finals.
What Did We Learn? That this series makes no sense. Blow out wins. Blow out losses. Shut outs. Each game is like its own unrelated event.
Uh, a little help?: You like assists? We got assists out the wazoo: Three assists each for Rick Nash and J. T. Miller. Two assists for Derek (hat trick) Brassard. And singles for Glass, Boyle (ours, not theirs), Moore, and Yandle.
Did Special Teams Determine The Outcome Of This Game? Not really. Both teams were 1 for 3. And a wash against Tampa is like a victory.
Where Do We Stand? All tied up at three!
Oh My - What Will Happen Next? Friday night. One last game against these madmen.
Non-Sequitur of the day: I am happy and I guess that’s not really a non-sequitur